In the United States: Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue brought the candle back to America in the 1950's where she burned it in the Vogue offices.
Jacqueline Kennedy discovered them in the French ambassador's office in New York and then burned them at the White House. Since that time, the line is very well known and used by high society, celebrities, politicians, musicians and many others. To burn a RIGAUD candle is to understand true luxury.
Reine de la Nuit: A sensual and bright scent created from a sumptuous and mysterious flower.
Cypres: I bring all the richness of the Mediterranean forests into your home. I am timeless, generous, refined. I create a perfect harmony that is a blend of the aromatic sweetness of lavender, the woody, crisp notes of pine needles, and the powerful aroma of cedar wood.
Cythere: Come with me on a voyage of gourmandise, rich in contrasts and bursting with marvels. My fruity notes reveal hints of jasmine, delicate and transparent, on a slightly musky backdrop.
Gardenia: Let me introduce you to charm and voluptuousness. I evoke a floral bouquet blending the scents of white flowers with the green fresh notes of Provence rose. My timeless enveloping sweetness expresses itself in the midst of the contemporary lifestyle.
Jasmin: The natural elegance of my transparent, luminous fragrance will strike you with its astounding range of facets! Fresh, green top notes of essence of bitter orange and jasmine petals give way to a heart full of the soft warmth of orange blossom. I share your secret thoughts and invite sensuality at every moment.
Rose: The natural elegance of my transparent, luminous fragrance will strike you with its astounding range of facets! Fresh, green top notes of essence of bitter orange and jasmine petals give way to a heart full of the soft warmth of orange blossom. I share your secret thoughts and invite sensuality at every moment.
Tournesol: My aim is to bring you a scent of vacation, exalting all the olfactory savors of summer. My radiant sunflower essence blends ravishingly with essence of blackcurrant, with its slightly fruity accents. Together, we walk the more hidden, less traveled paths.
At the turn of the 21st century, the market for body perfumes had become banalized and perfumers’ creativity was hampered by marketing constraints. But the house of Rigaud was giving the perfumer’s imagination free rein. Perpetuating the great tradition of French perfumery, new, daring and inventive compositions were created, with evocative names – Bois Précieux, Cariacou, Jardin d’Orient, Cuir de Kyara, Angiris – in tribute to the fine perfumes of old.
The house of Rigaud continues to innovate, with a collection of natural environmental fragrance diffusers to explore new ways of softly and lightly scenting the home at every moment of the day or night.
The reputation of Rigaud candles has crossed all borders, and Rigaud is distributed in more than 30 countries around the world and in the major capitals of all continents.
Rigaud scented candles and home fragrances are on view on Fifth Avenue in New York, at Bergdorf Goodman and at Saks, along with the leading luxury perfumes, as a symbol of French elegance and refinement.
And so the house of Rigaud remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, who himself expressed his calling with these inspired words:
“A great perfumer must be a veteran and a specialist. He is not only the one who succeeds in creating a fine perfume, but who also manages to transform into fragrance some of life’s most poetic manifestations.” — Jean-Baptiste Rigaud